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Making a Healthier Eating Plan

Healthy eating is a longterm process. Taking small steps towards a healthier eating plan is the best approach.

Make a Health Plan, not a diet.

It’s the time of year for celebrating. We look forward to seeing friends, and relatives. There are parties, gatherings, get- togethers, cocktails, whatever you want to call it, and the inevitable food spread.

We’re reminded all over again, our previous resolve to lose weight or eat healthier. This isn’t the time to start a ‘diet’, remember the diet you started last year around New Year’s. Why not instead, consider a health change policy.

Think about your health as a long term goal, where will your health be in five years.

To achieve a goal there are steps you need to take. It doesn’t happen by itself.

Prior to starting on the process, you contemplate what it is that you need to do. Think in terms that you can measure reliably, like more energy, or less fatigue. The skin is a good barometer of health, as well as your hair. The results of blood testing such as a cholesterol reading.

Make a plan: what does your grocery list look like, if not make a grocery list, and have a vegetable option in there. There are many types of non starchy vegetables, which you cook in a variety of ways, to please any palate.

Take action: Have you heard ‘wishing won’t make it so’. Start slowly. Make it your own.

Choose smaller portions of whatever you wish to eat. Become mindful of what you eat, inhale aromas, feel textures, have a colorful plate.

There is an emotional as well as economic price to pay for poor health. Maintaining a healthy body is what we want in order to be there for our families.

 

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